Brian T Vickers Powerlifter
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BRIAN T. VICKERS
World Champion 2007
Class 1 Mens
275 lb weight class
Law/Fire Mens Open
275 lb weight class
Since 2001, Brian has been a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, receiving his certifications while working at the Fort Bend County YMCA as a trainer. It was during this time an opportunity presented itself to network with the founder and CEO of Labrada Nutrition, Lee Labrada. Mr. Labrada is a former Mr. Universe and has finished several times in the top 5 of the Mr. Olympia Contest.
It was through this association that Brian was introduced to Gene Labrada, a workout routine, and drug-free power-lifting.
After only 3 months of intense, dedicated training, Brian qualified to compete in the drug-free, drug tested World Association of Bench Press and Deadlift World Championships in Anaheim, CA. (WABDL www.wabdl.org)
In November of 2007 while at the WABDL, Brian won 2 world titles at one meet--the Class 1 Men's Class Bench Press World Championship and the Law/Fire Mens Open Class Bench Press World Championship.
Brian's story begins on the historic King Ranch located in the South Texas town of Kingsville where he was raised. He enjoyed learning the everyday ins and outs of ranch life from his younger years right through his college days. Brian attended Texas A&M Kingsville and finished his degree in Criminal Justice from Coastal Bend College after which he graduated from the Police Academy.
While working on the 825,000 acre King Ranch, Brian developed a strong work ethic coupled with a positive attitude for Christian life. He was mentored by more experienced members of the fence, farm and wildlife crews. He excelled at being a hunting guide and working with the game management crew which were his favorite areas of the working ranch lifestyle.
After quickly mastering each new challenging task, Brian was even more eager to become a mentor himself. Brian is a natural born teacher. Instructing and guiding new members of the work crews through the finer points of building and replacing fences, sprigging, and all aspects of ranch work came to Brian very naturally. He learned so much about the responsibilities of ranch life, and for that he will always be grateful.
During the early years of college, Brian not only went to school while he maintained his working position on the ranch, but he also took on a job in the oilfield industry with Integrity Industries. While at Integrity, he worked as a chemical operator, making products for oil and gas wells.
Brian began his Law Enforcement career with the Kleberg County Sheriff Department where he was assigned to the South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force. He was also a member of the Narcotic Interdiction Unit and S.W.A.T. team.
Continuing to work in law enforcement, Brian, has relocated to Houston, Texas, working for the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Office. He holds the positions of a firearms instructor, law enforcement instructor, crime scene photographer and member of the Criminal Interdiction Unit. He is currently assigned to the West side district patrol.
In 2003, Brian was asked to tryout for the Houston Gunners Football Team, a member of the National Public Safety Football League. For the next 3 years, Brian was the starting left side defensive end. He was voted League Player Representative for the league's planning and decision board meetings, by his fellow teammates each of the three years, as well as Defensive Team Captain. In 2003 and 2004, the Gunners won the NPSFL National Championships.
In 2007, Brian was invited to tryout for an NFL developmental team in the SWFA. He found himself with the Cardinals Football Organization and played one year, winning the SWFA D II National Championship game over the Southeast Louisiana Roadrunners.
While Brian has a strong commitment to his career, he has an even stronger commitment to the health, fitness and drug-free lifestyle for our youth. Brian works closely with members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the largest Christian sports organization in America, while encouraging new membership in an organization that uses the powerful medium of athletics to touch millions of lives, one heart at a time. Publicly and privately he demonstrates daily the vision, mission and values that FCA embraces by empowering and encouraging young athletes to make a difference for Christ every day.
He is currently assisting in the training of numerous athletes from various area school districts in drug-free power-lifting. Brian is a true believer and is dedicated to a drug-free weight training program with an emphasis on strength rather than size.
"The harder you work,
the harder it is to
Brian T. Vickers
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